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Europe

The price of low-sulfur fuel per metric ton in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a global indicator of bunker prices, has dropped $46.21 in six weeks.
29 Jul 2014
Spot prices for low-sulfur bunker fuel sank for the sixth straight week last week, a total drop of just over 7 percent.
The spot rate from New York to Rotterdam sat at $1,307 this week, down 19.7 percent year-over-year.
17 Jul 2014
Spot rates from Shanghai to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, eroded this week, losing 35 percent of the gains it garnered in the last two weeks.
16 Jul 2014
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol posted a market-beating 8.8 percent growth in cargo traffic in the first half of the year, more than twice the increase at its closest rival London Heathrow Airport.
16 Jul 2014
FedEx, TNT Express and the U.K.’s Royal Mail are being investigated by French regulators over alleged anti-competitive behavior in the country’s parcel delivery market.
15 Jul 2014
Due to an error in assigning one carrier’s port calls at Tianjin, China, to the correct terminal, JOC is issuing a revised 2013 Port Productivity Rankings...
The port of Antwerp’s container throughput increased for the third quarter in a row in the second quarter of 2014.
15 Jul 2014
The port of Antwerp’s container traffic rose around 5 percent in the second quarter of the year, more than five times the increase in the first three months...
The price per metric ton for high-sulfur bunker fuel fell 4.2 percent this week, while low-sulfur spot prices per metric ton increased 1.3 percent.
14 Jul 2014
Spot prices for high- and low-sulfur bunker fuel have declined steeply for the past several weeks on the heels of political unrest in the Middle East.
12 Jul 2014
Shipper groups began to react cautiously to the planned 10-year vessel-sharing agreement proposed by Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. on east-west trades, dubbed “2M.”
Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
Containerized exports from the United States fell 0.7 percent year-over-year in May.
11 Jul 2014
Containerized exports from the United States slid in May, the third year-over-year decline in five months.
11 Jul 2014
Fast-growing Crane Worldwide Logistics is expanding, albeit cautiously.